Beethoven’s Fidelio Conducted by Maazel

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COMPOSERS: Beethoven
LABELS: Orfeo
ALBUM TITLE: Beethoven
WORKS: Fidelio
PERFORMER: Krause, Adam, King, Marton, Haugland, Watson, Moser; Vienna State Opera Chorus; Wiener Philharmonic/Maazel
CATALOGUE NO: C 908 152 l (1983)

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Some exciting things in this live recording from Salzburg, but Maazel tends to sabotage the enterprise by adopting weird and inappropriate tempos, and the total effect is too uneven to recommend.

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Michael Tanner